Current projects

Interactions between national and labour market based pensions in Norway: pension outcomes and policy processes

Interactions between public and labour market based pensions in Norway: pension outcomes and policy processes.

The purpose of this project is twofold.

Our first aim is to study the actual changes in the overall pension system in Norway: to map the distribution of occupational pension schemes, and to model the resulting benefit levels and other aspects of a changed pension system. 

Our second aim is to document and discuss the policy processes leading to the current patterns, and the media representation of the resulting complex pension system. 

Finally, we wish to place our analysis in a broader European context. 

The primary objective is to improve knowledge and understanding of the complexity of the current pension system, emphasising the public/private mix. Secondary objectives include placing the Norwegian case in a context,
understanding information flows in complex areas, and ultimately to improve the public debate about old age pension issues.

Fafo-reports and papers

Fafo-notat 2016:08
Jon M. Hippe og Tove Midtsundstad
Omlegging av AFP og tilpasninger av tjenestepensjoner i privat sektor

Project management

Tove Midtsundstad

Project management

Jon M. Hippe

Project participant(s)

Tove Midtsundstad

Cooperating researchers

Seniorforsker Anne Skevik Grødem, Institutt ofr samfunnsforskning (ISF)
Førsteamanuesis Anniken Hagelund ISF/Institutt for sosiologi UiO
Professor Christine Trampusch, Universitetet i Køln
Professor Olli Kangas, Head of Research Department at the Social Security Institution of Finland, KELA

Commissioned by

The Research Council of Norway

Research area(s)


Project period

October 2014
December 2021